Happy Tuesday everyone!
My adventures in sugar showpiece last week included HOT sugar, burnt hands, and a blister for each day of class. My hands are raw and I am simply exhausted. So, over the weekend I took it easy: Netflixed it up, did laundry, read, and slept. 😊
So, what exactly is sugar showpiece? Well, it’s making a showpiece completely out of sugar. However, it’s not quite as sweet as it sounds. 😉 I won’t bore you with the details (mainly because I am horrible at explaining it), but, it is basically taking a hot blob of sugar and shaping it into a rose as well as blowing it up into an apple, a pear, and a bird. The sugar is 168° C (334.4° F) which is HOT. Because I had to fold the sugar in on its self, stretch it, and press it between my fingers, some lovely blisters formed on my hands. On the bright side, sugar showpiece is finished. On the less bright side, I have to make a smaller showpiece for my exams this coming week. Wish me luck!
One of the great things about doing sugar showpiece this week was that everyone’s colors and pieces turned out completely different than the others. There were similarities but, on the whole, we each came up with a piece that was unique. It is just another one of those simple reminders God chooses to plant in your head: just like our sugar showpieces, we are all created differently. We are all unique and beautiful. We are all our own person. We are all made specifically by God. He shaped every part of us and is shaping each part of our lives. I am different in the best way because my Creator made me in His image. ♥
Psalm 139: 13-14, 16
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.